Cicerone Great Mountain Days in Snowdonia

40 classic routes exploring Snowdonia
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Inspirational guidebook to 40 great mountain day walks and scrambles in Snowdonia. Inspirational routes for all abilities across the National Park with routes up Snowdon and Moel Eilio, the Glyderau, the Carneddau, Eifionydd, Siabod and the Moelwynion, Rhinogydd (the Harlech Dome), Migneint and the Arans and Cadair Idris and the Tarrens.

Cicerone says:

This inspirational guidebook describes 40 superb routes among the valleys and heights of the Snowdonia National Park, inviting walkers to explore the less well-known regions of Snowdonia as much as those that are eternally popular. These walks have been chosen to encourage experienced walkers and mountaineers to try something new in this much-loved region, while at the same time offering clear descriptions of classic routes for those new to Snowdonia.

All the routes in Great Mountain Days in Snowdonia are day walks – graded from moderate to arduous to help you choose the right route – and all of them make for a great day out in Snowdonia, whether in the ice and snow covered winter or during long summer days, the walks in this guide can be enjoyed all year round.

40 graded walks throughout the Snowdonia National Park area routes illustrated with Harvey maps and pictorial route diagrams by artist and outdoor writer, Mark Richards some routes include mild scrambling or long days in rugged country.

This is the second title in the Cicerone Great Mountain Days series, which include the Lake District, Scotland and the Pennines.


For nearly 50 years Cicerone have been producing guidebooks on recognised treks, regions, areas and general tips for hikers.

We have used them countless times and they've always provided excellent insight and knowledge that you only get through experience, giving you the edge to make your trip a success and more enjoyable too.

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all year round but check the weather forecast before you go, choose your walk accordingly and take appropriate gear


Conwy, Aber, Betws-y-Coed, Ffestiniog, Dolgellau, Capel Curig, Llanberis, Beddgelert, Bala, Machynlleth


routes graded from moderate to arduous; map and compass skills recommended for all routes; terrain often bouldery or marshy, complex and trackless

Must See

classic summits such as: Snowdon, Cadair Idris, Pen yr Ole Wen; horseshoes such as: Carneddau, Cwm Eigiau, Moel Eilio; ridge routes and scrambles such as: Tryfan, Nantlle Ridge and family days out including Conwyn Mountain and Aberglaslyn Gorge


  • Edition: First
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Size: 24.0 x 17.0 x 1.7cm
  • Weighs 670g


About this guide   
Weather to walk?   
Before you start   
Recreation and the mountain environment   

The Walks


1.    Snowdon Horseshoe   
2.    The Rhyd Ddu Path and the Snowdon Ranger    
3.    The Watkin Path and Yr Aran   
4.    The Pyg Track and the Miners’ Track   
5.    Moel Eilio Horseshoe    


6.    The Glyders by the Bristly Ridge   
7.    Y Garn to Elidir Fawr and Carnedd y Filiast    
8.    Tryfan   
9.    Bwlch Tryfan, Y Foel Goch, Gally yr Ogof and Cefn y Capel    


10.    Conwy Mountain   
11.    Tal y Fan   
12.    Drum, Foel-fras, Garnedd Uchaf, Drosgl and the Aber falls   
13.    Llyn Anafon and the eastern Carneddau   
14.    Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llywelyn and Pen yr Helgi Du   
15.    Cwm Eigiau Horseshoe   
16.    Creigiau Gleision and Llyn Cowlyd   
17.    Llyn Geirionydd and Llyn Crafnant   
18.    The Carneddau: end-to-end   


19.    Mynydd Mawr   
20.    The Nantlle Ridge   
21.    Moel Hebog, Moel yr Ogof and Moel Lefn   


22.    Aberglaslyn, Llyn Dinas and Cwm Bychan   
23.    Moel Siabod    
24.    Cnicht and Cwm Croesor   
25.    Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach   
26.    Moel Meirch and Ysgafell Wen   


27.    Bwlch Tyddiad and Bwlch Drws Ardudwy   
28.    Rhinog Fawr   
29.    Rhinog Fach and Rhinog Fawr   
30.    Y Llethr and Diffwys    


31.    Carnedd y Filiast   
32.    Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant   
33.    Rhobell Fawr    
34.    Aran Benllyn    
35.    Aran Fawddwy    


36.    Cyfrwy, Pen y Gadair and Mynydd Pencoed   
37.    Pen y Gadair from Ty Nant   
38.    Mynydd Pencoed, Pen y Gadair and Mynydd Moel   
39.    Tyrrau Mawr and Craig y Llyn  
40.    The Tarren Hills    

Appendix 1:     Concise Walk Reference and Personal Log   
Appendix 2:     Bibliography and Further Reading   
Appendix 3:     Glossary of Welsh Words   



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